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About Me Originally from Louisiana, I enjoyed camping in my Boy Scouting days and eventually became an Eagle Scout. Many years later (2002), I discovered backpacking after going on an REI multisport trip to Alaska. My first backpack was to Grand Canyon, and I was hooked!
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Re: Re: Clarifications
It's always a bad idea for the manufacturer to come on a board and get defensive about their gear.

In Editor's Roundtable » Gossamer Gear Miniposa Backpack REVIEW
November 28, 7:30pm

Re: bivy.
It was either dew on your bag due to sleeping out or your were breathing inside the bivy. You can't stop dew if conditions are right unless you use an overhead tarp or tent so the dew collects ...

In GEAR » soggy bivy nights?
November 28, 7:20pm

Re: Unshelled wool gloves?
Defeet Wool Duragloves is what Andrew Skurka might look into those.

In GEAR » Unshelled wool gloves?
November 28, 7:11am

Re: Xtreme adapter performance; maintenance; folded size? Thanks Bill
The xtreme stove will not fit in that cup.

In GEAR » Help! My supplier just ran out - where do I pick up a Coleman Exponent Xtreme at a decent price?
November 21, 11:35am

Re: Layering Sleeping Bags
If Montbell says don't use another sleeping bag inside their bags, it makes me wonder about even a down jacket. I've heard others say it won't compress the down, but I'm suspicious.

In GEAR » Layering Sleeping Bags?
November 13, 3:18pm

Re: BASE Jumping
Dwain Weston, one of the early users of the wing suit. Last jump More of a tribute

In Chaff » BASE Jumping
November 13, 6:16am

Re: spot personal tracker
The talk certainly dropped off to nothing some time after the SPOT was announced. Maybe that is due to the early review on Let us know what you think of it.

In GEAR » spot personal tracker
November 13, 5:03am

Re: Re: Re: MLD
One could argue that as the reason. Others could argue that it's competing with golites upcoming new shelters that look similar. Still others would say those shapes have been around for some ti...

In GEAR » MLD mids up on the web
November 12, 7:16am

Re: How do You Train?
I do nothing more than my usual routine of light weight training and bike riding. Maybe that's why I'm always sporting a "backpacker shuffle" after a 12 mile day...

In Philosophy & Technique » How do You Train?
November 09, 7:00am

Re: Standard Definition of a "Person"
I'd share a 1.5 with hilary swank any day of the week...and weekends too (opening myself up to more hazing me thinks)

In GEAR » New Six Moon Designs "Refuge"
November 08, 7:39pm

All Reader Reviews by John S.

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GoLite Dawn
I have had this pack for several years and have taken it on multiple backpacks ranging from 2 days to 6 days. My pack weights have been over 15 pounds a few times with no problems. The materials and w...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 09, 12:05pm